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Sir James (Hopwood) [hop-wood] , 1877–1946, English astrophysicist and author.
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jeans (dʒiːnz)
pl n
informal trousers for casual wear, made esp of denim or corduroy
[plural of jean]

Jeans (dʒiːnz)
Sir James Hopwood. 1877--1946, English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, best known for his popular books on astronomy. He made important contributions to the kinetic theory of gases and the theory of stellar evolution

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Word Origin & History

masc. proper name, from Fr. equiv. of John. Fem. proper name is from Fr. equivalent of Jane.

"twilled cotton cloth," 1436, from Fr. jean fustian "fustian (a type of twilled cotton cloth) of Genoa," the city in Italy, from O.Fr. Jannes "Genoa," from L. Genua, perhaps from janua "gate," or in ref. to the god Janus (q.v.). The plural form became standard 19c. First used
1843 in sense of "pants made from jean."
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